Shanghai – Saturday, September 23, 11AM CST
Los Angeles – Friday, September 22, 8PM PDT 


Costa Mesa, CALIF. (September 11, 2017) – With just two weeks left until the ultimate park terrain skateboarding battle, the world’s skateboarding elite are honing their skills in preparation for the 2017 Vans Park Series World Championships taking place in Shanghai, China on September 23. Watch here for a recap of the VPS season’s best moments as the official world title showdown sets out to make history yet again.

Tom Schaar Alley Oop Backside Ollie  Photo: Anthony Acosta</span>

Tom Schaar Alley Oop Backside Ollie Anthony Acosta

Leading the men’s field with soaring results all season, top ranked tour challenger, Tom Schaar (USA) has emerged as a serious threat to the competition as he looks to unseat current world champion, Alex Sorgente (USA) and earn his rank against an open field of select VPS Continental Champions like Europa Champion, Rune Glifberg (DEN) and Americas Champion, Patrick Ryan (USA). Expect to witness an intense clash of titans as seasoned pros Pedro Barros (BRA), Ivan Federico (ITA), Jack Fardell (AUS), Raven Tershy (USA) and more battle it out for park skateboarding’s premiere honor. In the women’s division, reigning VPS World Champion Brighton Zeuner (USA) will also defend her title, vying against a diverse class of international contenders including Oceania Champion, Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS), Amelia Brodka (POL), Kisa Nakamura (JPN) and Lizzie Armanto (USA). See below for the full list of competitors.

Located in the world-famous Bund waterfront area in central Shanghai, China, the 2017 VPS World Championships will pit skateboarding’s elite pros against select VPS Continental Champions to present the greatest showcase of men’s and women’s park terrain skateboarding talent the world has ever seen in a custom designed and purpose-built, VPS-certified park terrain competition course. With a total purse of more than US$160,000 on the line, this historic culmination will officially crown the men’s and women’s 2017 VPS World Champions of Park Terrain Skateboarding and establish next year’s elite VPS Pro Tour class.

The official 2017 VPS World Championships will broadcast live from Shanghai on Red Bull TV and in English, Mandarin and Portuguese on September 23. To see the full list of 2017 results and information on how to enter or watch live, download the free Vans Park Series iOS app now or visit Vans Park Series online.


Select Pros

Tour Challengers

Continental Champions


Select Pros

Tour Challengers

Continental Champions


The 2017 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier series for professional park terrain skateboarders consisting of five men’s global qualifiers and one women’s global qualifier spanning five countries over six months and culminating with the official Vans Park Series World Championships. The men’s and women’s park terrain skateboarding 2017 Vans Park Series World Championships are sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation and will be held September 23 in Shanghai, China.

Known for its unrivaled combination of speed, style, flow, amplitude and creativity, park terrain is the fastest growing discipline in competitive skateboarding today. The Vans Park Series is the defining event series for global competitive park terrain skateboarding and the first and only point system culminating in the official ISF-sanctioned park terrain skateboarding select National, Continental and World Championships for men and women.

Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros and a total prize purse in excess of $500,000(USD), the Vans Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format with its exclusive points system, judging guidelines and qualifying park terrain course criteria. RED BULL TV is the official Vans Park Series 2017 Men’s Pro Tour media partner. Additional information and live Webcast details will be available on the official Vans Park Series iOS app and online.

Follow the Vans Park Series on social media or sign up online now for the latest information on Vans Park Series event details, elite pros, official sanctions and competition formats.


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